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The Angel of Terror




Librivox recording of The Angel of Terror, by Edgar Wallace.

When this was written, literary traditions still decreed beauty to be the outward sign of inner saintliness, whereas evil characters tended to be “ugly as sin.” Jean Briggerland defies these expectations by being every bit as angelically beautiful as she is sociopathic. So lovely that all around her are blinded to her guilt no matter how blatant her crimes, only Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer of her most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? He really, really shouldn’t count on it. Despite the book’s outrageously implausible plot, it nevertheless manages to keep one in suspense from first page to last. Advisory: Antiquated attitudes and occasional profanity will add unintentional humor to the charms of the story for some listeners but might offend others.
(Summary by Lee Elliot)

Read by Lee Elliott.

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Reviewer: tauntonlake - - February 9, 2013
Subject: A++ FOR THE READER!!
Very well read!! A consistently good reading throughout the book, by one volunteer, thank you! This was a real pleasure to listen to!
Reviewer: mcm2500 - - July 5, 2010
Subject: Very good book & great reader
I really got caught up in this book almost from the very beginning, as the character of Jean is very interesting. The things she does and the way she acts (so sweet and innocent) were fascinating. Good story, although a little too long.
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